Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: How Serious Is It?

While three decades ago it was rare for a child or teen to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, today, the American Medical Association (AMA) estimates that there are about 3,700 new cases a year among youth in the United States. While the majority of new diabetes diagnoses in children are still type 1 – about 13,000 a year – the escalating numbers of type

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AskNadia: Trouble Sleeping and Feeling Rested

Dear Nadia, I have type 2 diabetes and have trouble sleeping and feeling rested. I live alone and wonder if I might have sleep Apnea? James Boise Idaho Dear James, Sleep apnea affects 22 million people in the United States. Interestingly enough, 80% of these people don’t know they have it. If you feel tired after 8 hours of sleep, you could have sleep apnea.

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Type 2 Diabetes: Medication Keeping My Husband Out of The Bedroom

Dear Diabetes Health, I have been married for 14 years.  I am 36 and my husband is 39, and we have a seven-year-old daughter. About six months, ago my husband found out that he has type 2 diabetes. My husband works nights. He is off two nights a week, but then he usually just wants to watch TV. He never shows any interest in coming to bed with

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AskNadia: Terrible Itching in Lower Leg’s and Feet

My husband is suffering from terrible itching in his lower legs and feet. Do you have any suggestions as to what would give him some relief? Sharon Blythe CA Dear Sharon, Your husband’s itchy lower limbs can be a result of several things. It could be that he is experiencing nephropathy, kidney disease, or neuropathy, nerve damage. My mother experienced neuropathy. She was constantly itching

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Heart Disease Risk Affected by Belly Fat

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DH-Oct-21_-2016_-7_00_37-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! High fat levels are generally associated with poor health. However, a new study has shown that stomach fat, in particular, could increase your risk of heart disease. The study examined 1,000 adults and followed them over six years. It was found that participants with high stomach fat

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Raising Apnea Awareness through Sleep Apnea Prevention Project

NFL fans were stunned when football legend Reggie White – known as the Minister of Defense throughout his career with the Green Bay Packers – died in 2004 at the age of 43 from issues related to obstructive sleep apnea. A problem that disrupts the healthy sleep of millions of Americans and puts them at risk of a host of health problems, sleep apnea is

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Routine Tests Can Identify Risk of Gestational Diabetes Years Before Pregnancy

Up to seven years before she becomes pregnant, a woman’s risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified based on routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the online issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, studied 580 ethnically diverse women

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